Mendix World 2016: Record Crowd of 2,700 Convenes to Discover the Future of Digital Innovation

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Highlights include inspiring speakers, a 24-hour IoT-themed hackathon and the launch of Mendix 7, the fastest and easiest way to build Smart Apps

BOSTON – June 7, 2016 – Mendix, a leading application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) provider, today announced that a record number of 2,700 CIOs, business leaders and developers are convening at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for Mendix World 2016. This year’s conference, held on June 7-8, will feature an agenda packed with inspiring speakers, a 24-hour IoT-themed hackathon and the launch of groundbreaking innovations that enable rapid delivery of next-generation Smart Apps – furthering the conference’s standing as the premier global event for innovation and digital transformation.

mendix-world-blog-thumbThe Mendix World 2016 program will feature a headlining keynote by best-selling author and innovation authority Geoffrey Moore and additional keynotes from Mendix executives and industry thought leaders. The event will include a mix of inspiring and practical content: customer case studies highlighting innovation in action; sessions discussing emerging technology trends like the Internet of Things, big data and machine learning; a track dedicated to the people, process, platform and portfolio aspects of managing digital transformation; hands-on platform sessions and training; a Partner Expo showcasing Mendix’s vibrant partner ecosystem; and more.

The speaker list includes the following:

  • Adrian Cockcroft, technology fellow, Battery Ventures
  • Simon Wardley, researcher, Leading Edge Forum
  • Kamales Lardi, author, lecturer and strategist specializing in digital transformation
  • Max Gibbs, CIO, Chubb European Group
  • Hans Luijendijk, director of Business Enterprise Architecture & Strategy at AFI KLM E&M
  • Hans Minderhound, enterprise solutions architect, Enexis
  • Gert-Jan van Gisteren, enterprise architect, Enexis
  • Olu Brown, director of platform engagement, MIT
  • Rod Willmott, Fast-Track Innovation Director, LV=
  • Nicolas Delord, product builder, ADP Product Incubator
  • David Dart, CTO, CAN Capital
  • Glenn Sanford, founder, CEO, eXp Realty
  • Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder, Mendix
  • Johan den Haan, CTO, Mendix
  • Roald Kruit, co-founder, head, Digital Transformation Practice, Mendix

Mendix World 2016 will also pit teams of innovators against each other in a 24-hour, IoT-themed hackathon. Developers in professional and student categories will compete to create the best IoT-focused Smart Apps. To facilitate rapid connectivity and deployment, Mendix developers will have access to the KPN LoRa Network, a long-range network for connecting low-energy, low-data devices, plus one-click deployment on AWS. The Mendix World audience will vote on the winners.

Introducing Smart Apps

At Mendix World 2016, Mendix will unveil its vision for how “Smart Apps” will drive digital innovation. The future of business applications, Smart Apps enable digital enterprises to make connected things and insights actionable. Mendix will showcase its open platform ecosystem, which offers the fastest and easiest way to build new user experiences on top of best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services. Attendees will discover how Mendix enables developers to rapidly build Smart Apps without technical complexity. More information about Mendix’s vision for Smart Apps can be found in the following announcement: https://www.mendix.com/press/smart-apps-era

Premier Sponsors for Mendix World 2016 include leading cloud platform providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and Pivotal, as well as Capgemini, First Consulting and KPN. These sponsorships support Mendix’s open platform ecosystem, which offers the fastest and easiest way to build new user experiences on top of best-in-class IoT, big data and machine learning platforms and services.

“This year’s conference is shaping up to be the biggest, most wide-ranging and most inspiring Mendix World yet,” Mendix CEO Derek Roos said. “Companies from around the globe are eager for insight into how they can harness an ever-growing range of technologies to transform their businesses. We look forward to inspiring innovation by bringing people, technologies and ideas together under one roof for this exciting event.”

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Sarah Salbu
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Sarah.salbu@mendix.com